THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY

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FACULTY

Full-time: 38
Part-time: 7
Ph.D. Degree: 44
M.S. Degree: 1

Full-Time

Professors

Lee, Chia-Yin: Ph.D., University of Kentucky (Chairperson)
Lin, Hong-Chi: Ph.D., U. Goettingen, Germany
Lin, Liang-Ping: Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Sung, Hsien-Yi: Ph.D., National Taiwan University
Liu, Wen-Hsiung: Ph.D., University of Tokyo
Ting, I-Ni: M.A., National Taiwain University
Yang, Shang-Shyng: Ph.D., National Taiwan University
Wang, Yei-Shung: Ph.D., National Taiwan University
Lee, Ping-Du: Ph.D., National Taiwan University
Lee, Min-Hsiung: Ph.D., University of Rutgers
Chen, Zueng-Sang: Ph.D., National Taiwan University
Chen, Ching-San: Ph.D., University of California
Huang, Ching-Jang: Ph.D., National Taiwan University
Wang, Ming-Kuang: Ph.D., University of Rutgers
Juang, Rong-Huay: Ph.D., National Taiwan University
Huang, Jan-Hsiung: Ph.D., National Taiwan University
Chung, Ren-Shih: Ph.D., National Taiwan University
Lai, Chao-Ming: Ph.D., National Taiwan University
Shaw, Ning-Sing: Ph.D., Cornell University
Lee, Dar-Yuan: Ph.D., University of California
Chen, Chien-Yuan: Ph.D., National Taiwan University, Ph.D., University of Tokyo
Wu, Jen-Lei: Ph.D., University of Arkansa
Lin, Be-Fong: Ph.D., University of California
Pan, Tzu-Ming: Ph.D., National Taiwan University
Pan, Wen-Harn: Ph.D., Cornell University
Hseu, Ruey-Shyang: Ph.D., National Taiwan University
Wang, Ai-Yu: Ph.D., National Taiwan University

Associate Professors

Ho. Sheng-Bin: Ph.D., National Taiwan University
Wu, Sun-Ho: Ph.D., Technische Universitat, Berlin
Liou, Chung-Ming: Ph.D., University of Tokyo
Yen, Jui-Hung: Ph.D., National Taiwain University
Lu, Shao-Chun: Ph.D., Cornell University
Huang, Ching-Tsan: Ph.D., Duck University

Assistant Professors

Wu, Whi-Fin: Ph.D., University of Iowa
Lai, Hsi-Mei: Ph.D., University of Illinois
Yang, Chien-Chih: Ph.D., University of Cambridge
Lee, Kung-Ta: Ph.D., the University of Tokyo
Su, Nan-Wei: Ph.D., National Taiwan University

FACILITIES

There are 11 research laboratories: Agricultural Utilization Chemistry, Biochemistry, Fermentation Chemistry, Pesticide Chemistry, Plant Nutrition, Soil Science, Soil Survey Taxonomy, Food Chemistry, Microbiology, Nutrition Chemistry, and Electron Microscopy. The major buildings include: Two Buildings for Agricultural Chemistry, Electron Microscope Building, Food Processing Factory, and Machine Shop. Major teaching and research facilities include various models of UV-VIS spectrophotometers, preparative ultracentrifuges, fraction collectors, fermentors, transmission electron microscope, scanning electron microscope, atomic force microscope, freeze driers, gas chromatographs, high-pressure liquid chromatographs, CNS analyzers, X-ray defractometer, flame photometers and atomic absorption spectrophotometer, conductivity meters, supercritical fluid extractor, dynamic light scattering spectrophotometer, plant growth chambers, amino acid analyzer, Lamenar flows, automatic image analyzer, capillary electrophoretic apparatus, ELISA photometric system, HPLC Quadrupole-time of flight tandem mass spectrometer and inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrophotometer, etc.

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

(1) Undergraduate  Program

The undergraduate courses are divided into 1)Soil and Fertilizer Division and 2)Agricultural Product Processing Division. After students complete a minimum of 132 credits of course work, the degree of BS in Agricultural is conferred.

Major Courses Offered Division of Soils and Fertilizers
Courses Credits
Calculus (6)
General Physics and Lab. (8)
General Chemistry and Lab. (8)
General Biology and Lab. (6)
Analytical Chemistry and Lab. (6)
Organic Chemistry and Lab. (8)
Physical Chemistry (6)
General Microbiology and Lab. (5)
Biochemistry and Lab. (6~10)
Seminar (2)
Soil Science and Lab. (3)
Plant Nutrition and Lab (3)
Soil Chemistry and Lab. (3)
Environmental Microbiology and Lab. (3)
Statistics (3)
* Fertilizer (2)
* Fertilizer Lab (1)
* Crop Science (2)
* Soil Physics (2)
* Soil Physics Lab (1)
* Soil Classification and Survey (3)
* Agricultural Pesticides (3)
* Practical Affairs of Factory (1)
* Hand-On Experience of Modern Agriculture (2)
* A minimum of 6 credits is required from these courses.

Major Courses Offered Division of Agricultulal Product Processing
Courses Credits
Calculus (6)
General Physics and Lab. (8)
General Chemistry and Lab. (8)
General Biology and Lab. (6)
Analytical Chemistry and Lab. (6)
Organic Chemistry and Lab. (8)
Physical Chemistry (6)
General Microbiology and Lab. (5)
Biochemistry and Lab. (6-10)
Hand-On Experience of Modern Agriculture (2)
Seminar (2)
Food Chemistry and Lab. (5)
Agricultural Product Analysis and Lab. (3)
Applied Microbiology and Lab. (4)
Nutrition Chemistry and Lab. (3)
* Agricultural Process Engineering (3)
* Fermentation Chemistry (3)
* Statistics (3)
* Practical Affairs of Facfory (1)
* Plant Physiology and Lab. (4)
* Food and Nutrition (2)
* Genetics and Lab. (4)
* Animal Physiology and Lab. (4)
* Introduction to Biotechnology (2)
* Food Processing (3)
* Cell Biology (2)
* Agricultual Products Processing (2)
* Hand-On Experience of Modern Agriculture (2)
* A minimum of 6 credits is required from these courses.

(2) Graduate Program

The Research Institute is divided into 1) Soil Environmental Science and Plant Nutrition Division, 2) Bioindustrial Chemistry Division, 3) Biochemistry Division, 4) Nutrition Science Division, 5) Microbiology Division for the Master's and Doctorate program.
For the Master's program, for students completing a minimum of 24 credits of course work and a thesis (which is approved before a 3 to 5 member thesis committe in a 1 to 4 year period), the degree of M.S. in Agricultural is conferred.
For the Doctorate program, for students completing a minimum of 18 to 24 credits of course work and a thesis (which is approved before a 5 to 9 member thesis committe in a 2 to 7 year period), the degree of Ph. D. in Agricultural is conferred.

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

This year, the Department of Agricultural Chemistry receives a total of 76 research grants, total amount of 66,054,000 NTS, from the Nationtal science Council, the Council of Agriculture, Department of Health, Environmental Protection administration and various institutes. Prominent scholars and professionals are frequently invited to give special lectures for the staff and graduate students.

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